The Monkey’s Paw
Contrôle de lecture. Les questions se rapportent au classique de la littérature d’épouvante „The Monkey’s Paw“ de W.W. Jacobs, respectivement à la version simplifiée de Oxford Bookworms Library.
What game did Herbert and his father play? O football O chess O poker How many people were there in the White family? O three O four O five Where they a rich family? O No, they were very poor and unhappy. O They were not rich, but they were happy. O Yes, they were very rich. Tom Morris was O an old soldier. O a young sailor. O Herbert’s teacher. Mr White and Tom Morris drank O orange juice O whisky O red whine Herbert would like to go to India, too. O His mother didn’t like the idea. O He wanted to go with Tom Morris. O His father said no. Tom Morris O told a lot of stories about India. O was very quiet and didn’t say anything. O told the family about his business and his plans. Tom Morris showed the Whites O a rare flower. O a magic paw. O a green monkey. The monkey’s paw was given to Morris by O a young soldier. O a friend. O an old Indian. The monkey’s paw should teach us: O It’s never good to want to change things. O People can’t be happy. O Be careful with monkeys. Did Tom Morris have his three wishes? O No, he had made only one. O Yes, but they made him unhappy. O Yes, that’s why he is so rich and so happy. Tom White gave the paw to Mr White, but O his son was against it. O he told him to be careful. O his wife didn’t like Tom Morris. Mrs White said that O Herbert never helped her with the housework. O she would like to get a new husband. O she needed two more hands. Mrs White thought that O their life wasn’t very exciting. O she didn’t like Tom Morris as a guest. O she didn’t like Tom’s stories. Mr White had never been to India but he thought O there were too many monkeys there. O it wasn’t a very exciting country. O it was a wonderful country. Mr White O got some money from his friend. O didn’t give his friend any money. O gave his friend some money for the monkey’s paw. Mr White’s first wish was O a monkey’s paw. O thirty thousand pounds. O a new car. Mr White made his wish. He thought then that the paw O had cried. O had disappeared. O had moved. The next morning when they woke up O there wasn’t any money there. O the money was in a bag under their bed. O the money had disappeared. The next day O the postman brought thirty thousand pounds. O the postman brought two letters, but there was no money in them. O the postman didn’t come because he was afraid of the monkey. The stranger that had come to Mr and Mrs White O was tall and well dressed. O was small and in a workman’s dress. O was in a policeman’s uniform. Herbert worked at O a small zoo. O a public library. O a big factory. The stranger O was a friend of Tom Morris. O looked very unhappy. He didn’t smile.
he would return O very badly hurt. In a factory there are O machines O flowers and trees. O in England. O Mrs White’s. O as a rich man.O was rather happy. When Mr White made his second wish. O for the accident. O The Whites got £ 30 000. Three days after the accident. The idea of the second wish was O Herbert’s. O but it pleased Mrs White. O by a machine. Herbert was killed O in a car accident. O in a good condition. A monkey is O a kind of fish. O for the costs of the hospital. O pure fiction. O the story about the paw wasn’t true. so Herbert had to work until midnight. O wanted her boy back. it lives in trees in southern countries. Herbert was brought O to the hospital. O Mr White’s. O a grey horselike animal. O didn’t believe that the paw could help. O their son had to stay in hospital for a whole week. We don’t know exactly what he wished O but we can guess. The man from Maw & Meggins said that O there was a lot of work at the factory. A paw is an animal’s O tooth. O ear O hand. O written for little children. Mrs White O didn’t want to lose the £ 30 000.
O teachers and children. The same night they made their third wish O somebody knocked at their door. O their son had won a voyage to India. The £ 30 000 pounds were O for a new machine. O to the cemetery. O in Spain. O they saw their son again. O Herbert returned at once. O an animal with a long tail. O nothing happened for the moment. Mr White made a third wish. He was joking all the time. Which is true? O The monkey’s paw could speak. O there had been an accident at the factory. The story is O true. It usually lives in the water. O Herbert warned his parents to use the paw. O they slept well for the first time. Mr White thinks that if ever their boy would return. The story happened O in India. O but the paw didn’t work anyway. O he didn’t believe it would work. O home.
. The man from Maw & Meggins informed the parents that O their son was dead. O by a professional killer.